Why did John doubt?

Question: In Matthew 3:13-17, John the Baptist meets Jesus and is resistant to baptizing him because he “seemed” to know that he was the Messiah and he thought that Jesus should baptize him instead.  Did John see the clouds open up and hear God’s voice?  Later, in Matthew 11:2-6, when he was in prison he…

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What is God’s Will for Me? Part 4: Dealing with Uncertainty

Text: Proverbs 3:1-18   I.         While God has given us guidelines wherein to make decisions, He does not make decisions for us             A.        We are required to choose whether to follow God’s guidance or not             B.        We are expected to make choices even between two paths of morally correct decisions             C.        I can compare my decisions against the Word…

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What does “vain thoughts” mean in Psalms 119:113?

Question: I recently came across a section of the Psalms that concerned me.  Psalms 119:113 says in the KJV, “I hate vain thoughts, but thy law do I love.”  Doing a Google search for the phrase “vain thoughts,” I came across a few articles, mostly from British writers of the eighteenth century, that asserted that…

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When does repentance take place?

Question: I once doubted the death, burial, and resurrection part of my baptism. I have cleared my conscience on that part. I came to realize that I knew what I was doing on that part. For some reason, I have started doubting my repentance before baptism. I knew before I was immersed that I had…

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How do you not doubt that God exists?

Question: I do not mean this in any sort of sacrilegious way, but – here it is – how do you know God exists? Maybe this life is all there is. How do you know otherwise? Now, let me say I am not a stranger to Christianity. When I was in college, I used to hang out…

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I’m not certain if we are ready to raise children

Question: I have just spent some time reviewing your site and it is incredible. I am having some issues right now and was hoping you could help me, not sure where to turn because I don’t want anyone in my church to think horribly of me. Anyway, here goes. My husband and I met six…

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